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Can Austin Jackson repeat?

Ask anyone without looking at the statistics about Austin Jackson and they will say he had a great season. His average was high all season, but he slumped towards the end. Jackson hit .293 with 103 runs, four home runs, 41 RBIs, and 27 stolen bases. He had a .345 on-base percentage.

Just watch Jackson and you can see he doesn't have a great approach at the plate. He strikes out way too much with a 27.5 strikeout rate last season. He had a very high BABIP of .396, so expect the .293 average to take a dip. If that happens, then his on-base percentage should decrease since he walked just 47 times in 618 at-bats. Being on base less means less opportunites to steal bases and that his where a big part of his value is. He does have exceptional speed, but I just don’t see him helping in many categories outside of runs and stolen bases. He will be overvalued.

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